Enfield Carers Centre is a local charity providing information, advice, training and other support services to people looking after someone who lives in Enfield.
MEET THE TEAM
Aims & activities
To improve the lives of carers in Enfield by championing their right to have choice about how their needs are met and to have a voice in shaping how services are developed for those they care for. We support Carers by providing training, information, a variety of support groups, counselling, complementary therapy and respite activities.
Enfield Carers Centre’s history
Enfield Carers Centre was first incorporated on the 8th February 2010. There was also a separate organisation supporting Mental Health Carers in Enfield, aptly named Enfield Mental Health Carers, which predated the centre by a number of years; incorporated on the 8th October 2001.
In September of 2013, these two organisations merged. This merger facilitated the introduction of a number of new projects such as Young Carers, Advocacy, Support and GP Liaison work for the benefit of all carers. A larger team also improved the Centre’s ability to perform outreach and establish partnership working to identify “hidden” carers, which resulted in an increase of carers being registered with the centre.
As the number of carers continues to increase the Centre gains more insights to the challenges faced by them allowing our team to take practical measures to support carers on a one to one basis; whilst also feeding back to the local authority and CCG regarding any apparent gaps in social/health provision.
The services offered by the Centre continue to grow, such as becoming the Trusted Assessors for providing Carers Assessments in Enfield, but our core intentions still remain the same. Identify Carers, let them know we are here and support them the best we can.
Enfield Carers Centre would like to acknowledge and thank all those who have provided funding and donations to enable us to continue our work supporting carers in Enfield. See more about our funders.
Our Delivery Partners
Enfield Carers Centre works with a range of organisations across all sectors in Enfield to ensure that carers voices are heard and their needs are taken into account.
We believe that it is important that carers are high on the agenda of the strategic planning and delivery of services across the borough and to do this we need to be visible and vocal. See more about our local partners.
Meet the Team
Pamela has been supporting carers in Enfield for many years. As Chief Executive, Pamela is responsible for overseeing all aspects entailed in successfully running, and growing the services offered by Enfield Carers Centre. Pam has personal experience of being a carer.
Fiona joined Enfield Carers Centre in 2013 as GP Liaison Manager and is now ECC’s Operational Director. Fiona supports Pam with the day to day running of the Centre and in pursuing outside sources of funding. Fiona has personal experience of being a carer.
Danny has been with Enfield Carers Centre since 2013 and is a qualified and highly experienced Advocate. Danny is supervising the Carers Assessment, Carers Support and Transition Advocacy Teams.
Mark joined Enfield Carers Centre initially as a volunteer, and then became a staff member in 2016.
He supervises the Social Prescribing / Community Navigator role, ECC’s new IAPT Accredited Counselling Service and the GP & Hospital Liaison Officer.
Becky joined the ECC team as our iCan Navigator in February 2022. Having previously worked for NHS 111, Becky has gained a wealth of experience and understanding of the health & social needs of local people and uses this to help those with memory loss, stroke survivors, those at risk of falls and diabetes.
Veysel joined the ECC team in February 2022 as a Wellbeing & Support Officer and helps local people set and achieve realistic goals to improve their health and wellbeing. Veysel holds an MA and PhD and is a skilled project leader who has completed several UK and international projects where he has played key roles.
Carla joined the team in January 2018 and runs EyPIC, (Enfield Young People in Caring) our fabulous Young Carers Project which supports children and young people aged 5-18yrs who are undertaking a caring role.
Carla has personal experience of being a carer.
Lia joined Enfield Carers Centre in 2018 as a Quality Control Coordinator and Senior Management Administrator. Lia’s support was instrumental in ECC being awarded the Trusted Charity (previously PWQSSO) Level 1 Quality Mark in 2018. Lia has also worked for the Centre as a Carers Assessment Officer. She is now supporting the ECC CEO to achieve future sustainability, develop and expand services for carers and cared for people
Nadine joined the team in June 2022 having previously worked in events and administration management, the charity sector and retail. Nadine oversees the reception area and ensures day to day administration runs smoothly and that both personal and telephone callers dealt with efficiently and respectfully. Nadine has an interest in adult social care and mental health and is a Carer herself.
Shona joined the team in June 2022 after having worked several years as an accountant. Shona has made a seamless transition to administration bringing many transferable skills with her. Shona can be found front of house and is one of the first ports of call Carers come into contact with.
Amy joined Enfield Carers Centre in 2014 as our Senior Adminstrator and moved to the Carers Assessment team to work as their Team Adminstrator in 2018. Amy books assessment appointments and reviews for the team, produces monitoring and evaluation data and administers Carers Direct Payments.
Marie-Anne Roy joined the Centre’s Carers Assessment team in March 2022. She has a keen interest in social care and has worked for charitable organisations both in the UK and abroad. Marie-Anne has personal experience of caring, and is fluent in French.
Stephanie Williams joined the Centre’s Carers Assessment team in April 2022, having previously worked for the NHS. Stephanie has a keen interest in Public Health & Social Work and obtained her Public Health and Health Promotion degree with honours in 2020.
Marion joined ECC in 2017 to provide financial advice and support to carers over 65 in Enfield. Marion meets carers one to one to provide a form filling service and also delivers group benefit advice sessions. Marion can provide home visits to those older carers who cannot leave their cared for or have poor mobility themselves. Marion has personal experience of being a carer.
Shammy works part-time in the Adult Carers Support Team providing one to one, group and telephone support to Carers in Enfield. Shammy also facilitates Carer Support Groups and is an experienced support worker. Shammy also has previous experience in the home care services field.
Corina is a registered nurse and former carer. Her role at ECC involves delivering our "After Hospital Discharge" (Nursing Skills) Training sessions for family carers. Having a clinical background is invaluable as Corina is able to give specific help and advice to carers. Corina also delivers Carers Health Checks at our quarterly Healthy Living Days.
Alex has been working in health and social care for about ten years in different job roles, including as a carer. He joined Enfield Carers Centre in October 2020 as the Care Manager of the homecare services division. Alex supervises the homecare team and is responsible for ensuring we deliver a safe, effective, responsive, and caring service for all our clients.
Sharon joined the team of Enfield Carers Centre in November 2020 as Finance Manager after 22 year’s service with Crossroads. She joined Crossroads in an admin/finance role and soon became indispensable to the organisation. Although she has a strong background in finance, she has also gained a great understanding of Carers’ needs and of those they care for and looks forward to the new adventure.
Kerrianne joined ECC’s Homecare Team in June 2022. She comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge and looks forward to providing an excellent service to our clients.
Graham joined Enfield Carers Centre in November 2020 as a Home Care Co-ordinator as part of the merged Crossroads Home Care Team.
Kevin has worked as a social worker, advocate, and family support worker for disability organisations for 30 years. Kevin joined ECC in November 2020 as part of the merged Transition Team at Crossroads Care where he has worked for 8 years. The work mainly focuses on advice and advocacy issues for carers` with social care & SEND matters including EHCP processes.
Lorraine has worked with children with special educational needs and vulnerable families for many years. She joined Crossroads two years ago as part of their Transition Project. Now, as part of the ECC, she works alongside her colleague, Kevin Phillips, supporting parents and carers with various Transition processes for 14 – 25 year olds with SEND.
What our Trustees Do
Trustees volunteer their time to oversee and monitor the work of the Centre. The managers at the centre make decisions to ensure that the day to day work of the Centre is achieved, however, major decisions cannot be made without approval from the Board of Trustees.
Some of our trustees have specific roles, such as governance (our Chair) and financial matters (our Treasurer). However, when there are big decisions to be made the board have to agree before any action can be taken; this ensures impartiality in how Enfield Carers Centre sets its strategic aims and manages its core funds.
We have a trustee information pack, a trustee application form or call us from more information.
Read this presentation for the details of the ECC Business Plan for 2020 – 2022:
Our Trustees are:
- Tim Hellings – Chairman
- Neil Yeomans – Treasurer
- Caroline Bernard-Moxey
- Ann Campbell
- Pamela Learmonth
- Amanda Lexman
- Hannah Lison
- Pamela Odukoya
- Patience Wilson
Charity Commission Registration
For the most up to date information regarding Enfield Carers Centre you can visit:
A Company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 7149774 and registered as a Charity, charity number 1140089
Registered office: Enfield Carers Centre, Britannia House, 137-143 Baker Street, Enfield, London, EN1 3JL
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